Police in Lethbridge say they began an investigation at a Safeway pharmacy last month after the store said there were discrepancies in its drug inventory.
Police allege a man who worked as a pharmacist between December 2012 and March of this year created fake computer records and stole a highly potent narcotic painkiller for personal use.
Marvin Leonard Johnson of Raymond is charged with theft, fraud and possession of drugs.
He is to appear in Lethbridge provincial court on July 15.
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